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Rockies’ Ian Desmond nominated for 2017 Roberto Clemente Award

Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, September 6

2017 Roberto Clemente Award nominees |

MLB announced the club nominees for the Roberte Clemente Award and the Rockies nominee was Ian Desmond. The final recipient will be chosen from the 30 nominees and goes to the player "who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field." When Desmond joined the Rockies his work with charities preceded him and he's continued his fine work in that area leading to this nomination.

Rockies' Ryan Hanigan nears return from DL |

Ryan Hanigan's groin injury that placed him on the disabled list August 22 finally healed enough that he was able to participate in catching drills yesterday. Depending on how he feels afterwards he could be added to the Rockies roster soon. With minor-league seasons wrapping up, it will be difficult for him to get in any rehab appearances, but since his biggest value to the Rockies is his experience and the looser active roster restrictions should make it easier for the Rockies to bring him along in limited action.

There was also an update on Tyler Anderson's rehab and while things went well on Monday he's also running out of time to get back to full strength before the season ends. It will be interesting to see what the Rockies choose to do with Anderson heading down the stretch.

Rockies, Brewers and Cardinals facing wild-card fight to finish | The Denver Post

While the Rockies recent struggles have brought a lot of frustration for their fans, it's important to remember what expectations were heading into this season. The privilege of having competitive games in September is far more than most of us were expecting and while the route has been circuitous and frustrating, it might be a good time to hit the reset button and just enjoy what's ahead.

MLB looking into Yankees Red Sox sign-stealing |

It's not Rockies news, but it sure is interesting to see how the Red Sox-Yankees feud has now progressed to the next level of cheating.

The Colorado Rockies offense needs a new do | Purple Row

Forget Coors, it’s been the mile-high mullet effect all along